University of Kent offers Charles Wallace Writing Fellowship 2023 for Indian Students in UK


Charles Wallace Writing Fellowship 2023 – TThe Charles Wallace India Trust (CWIT) has sponsored an annual Fellowship that enables a writer from India to come and work at the University of Kent for the Spring Term (16 January – 7 April). Hosted by the School of English, the CWIT Fellow is given the time and resources to work on their own creative writing project for up to twelve weeks.


Scholarship Award: 

  • A stipend of £1,200 pcm will be provided. Additionally, they have the opportunity to present their work to staff and students in talks organised by Kent’s renowned Centres for Creative Writing and Postcolonial Studies.


Important Date

  • Closing date for applications: 1 October 2022


Eligibility Criteria

  • The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for fellowship:
  • Is an Indian citizen, domiciled and resident
  • Has completed university-level education in the field of literature and/or has between five and seven years of professional experience
  • Has a clear proposal stating what they plan to do at the University of Chichester and how they hope to use the experience on their return to India
  • Has not been given a Charles Wallace India Trust grant within the previous five years


Application Process

  • Applications in pdf or word document format should include:
  • A CV;
  • A statement of about two pages describing what you wish to achieve during your stay at Chichester and how this will benefit your work on your return to India
  • Two references from referees who know your work well
  • A Sample of your creative writing (which will not be returned)
    • Prose writers: no more than 2,000 words.
    • Poets: no more than five poems
  • Applications or enquiries should be sent via email to [email protected].

For more details and to apply, please visit the official website